Book World Prague 2013 report in Publishing Perspectives

Here’s what I wrote about the Prague book fair for Publishing Perspectives, covering the significance of Slovakia as the Guest of Honor, poetry being a focus of the fair and various ups and downs facing the Czech book industry, such as the insanely high VAT tax on books and the impending arrival of Amazon. On the brighter side there is the choice of novelist and publisher Martin Vopěnka as chairman of the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers and evidence of the ongoing interest of the Czech public in reading.

So go and read the article at Publishing Perspectives here

Go here for a previous Literalab article “Central Europe: the devil’s playground” about a BWP 2013 discussion between three writers from the region

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